5 Wine Cocktails to Try Before Summer Is Over
Summer is fading fast, and while the sun is still casting its golden glow all around you, promising warm adventures well into the night, trying the best wine cocktails to help refresh you and capture the essence of summer is absolutely a must. Which wine cocktails for summer are perfect for your next backyard party or evening by the lake? Take a look at these 5 great options.
#1 - Rosemary, Lemon, and Ginger White Wine Spritzer
Searching for the perfect treat to help you cool off as the sun warms almost everything around you? This is refreshing, light, and perfect for the end of summer. A combination that includes your favorite Pacific Rim white wine like one of our amazing Rieslings or our Gewurztraminer as well as soda water, a bit of rosemary, lemon, and ginger, you’ll find a tangy, spicy combination that’s the perfect way to beat the summer’s heat. To get started, make a simple syrup with ¼ cup of sugar and water, a teaspoon of freshly chopped rosemary, and two teaspoons of freshly grated ginger. Heat them until the sugar melts, then add some ice to your glass, a cup of white wine, a few teaspoons of your simple syrup (or as much as you believe enhances the wine), and a squeeze of lemon. Top the whole thing with club soda, and you have a delicious drink that will help you stay cool.
#2 - Rosé Lemonade
Remember how refreshing lemonade was during your childhood summers? Take that feeling to the next level with this option. You simply blend our 2021 Rainstorm Pinot Noir Rosé with your favorite lemonade and club soda. It’s the ideal poolside drink, and it really is that easy. Use one part Rosé, one part lemonade, and ¼ part club soda. Add a squeeze of lemon to the top, and you’re ready to sip and enjoy the end of summer.
#3 - White Wine Margarita
There’s something incredibly refreshing about a margarita on a hot day and combining that idea with a great white wine makes a drink that is nothing short of magic. Start with our 2021 Rainstorm Pinot Gris. In a large pitcher, you’ll want to combine the bottle with a 12-ounce can of limeade concentrate, two cups of orange juice, and a half cup of tequila. You’ll want to add 24 ounces of water to that, then stir to combine. Pour it into your favorite margarita glass and serve!
#4 - Wine Slushies
Few things are as amazing as a slushie while you’re trying to beat the heat of a day, but when you combine the perfect glass of wine with a slushie, you have a treat that’s almost unforgettable. This is easily one of the best wine cocktails for summer you’ll find. It begins with any of our amazing Rieslings. Whether you choose our 2022 Sweet Riesling, our 2018 Vin de Glacière Riesling, or something else, you’ll want to choose your favorite to begin with. Pour it into your blender, and add a pound of frozen berries. Blend together, then pour half of the mixture out and set aside. Add one cup of ice cubes to the blender to create the slushie mixture. Pour those into chilled wine glasses. Blend the remaining portion with ice cubes, and fill the remaining chilled glasses. Serve to your entire dinner party, and you’ll feel the relief from the heat almost immediately!
#5 - Elderberry Sangria with Strawberries
Searching for the ideal addition to your picnic? This is ideal, and it’s as beautiful as it is delicious. It begins with our 2021 Rainstorm Pinot Gris. Pour it into a pitcher, and add one lime that is thinly sliced. Add a cup of thinly sliced strawberries, a cup of elderberry liqueur, and stir the mixture well. Add ice, and top the entire thing off with a bit of soda water. Pour into your glasses, then garnish with mint sprigs and edible flowers like pansies and roses. It’s light, fizzy, beautiful, and perfectly refreshing.
These Are The Best Wine Cocktails - Which Is Right for You?
Which one of these is the perfect way to end your summer? Don’t worry about trying to decide. Instead, try them all before the season is gone for another year. Let us help with the perfect wine!